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Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert finalize divorce

Blake reportedly filed for divorce two weeks ago but the country music superstars - who had a prenuptial agreement - had come to an amicable agreement on how to split their assets.

A statement from the pair said: ''This is not the future we envisioned and it is with heavy heart that we move forward separately. We are real people, with real lives, with real family, friends and colleagues. Therefore, we kindly ask for privacy and compassion concerning this very personal matter.''


Luke Bryan Has Harsh Words for Country’s Outlaws - RAM Country on Yahoo Music

Luke Bryan had a pleasant surprise for fans this week, announcing that he’ll be releasing his next album on August 7.

The reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year is one of the biggest stars in music these days, whose success and sales has crossed past the country genre and into the mainstream. His last record, which sold more than 2.5 million copies, debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 and country charts.

But the singer has faced criticism for the kind of country music he sings about and how he delivers it – hip-shaking songs about beer, dirt roads, and trucks; infused with elements of hip-hop and pop. He and fellow artists like Jason Aldean have had their music dismissed as “bro-country” and been accused of diluting the traditional country sound made famous in the 1970s by outlaws like Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard.


Bringing it home - The Daily Iowan

The Englert Theater’s latest guests have truly been inspired by Iowa — through food, farming, family, and love.

The Awful Purdies, all all-female quintet, embarked on a yearlong project with Sean Lewis of Working Group Theater, traveling around the state to hear stories from people in Iowa — including lots of farmers — as part of an Iowa Arts Council grant. The experience culminated in the Purdies’ newest album, All Recipes Are Home, and a musical by the same name.


Lady Gaga Documented Her Black-to-Blond Hair Makeover - Yahoo News

When Lady Gaga sets her mind to something — a red-carpet look, a show, a costume — she really commits. So it should come as no surprise that when she decided to go back to platinum blond from the deep black locks she’s been sporting lately, it wasn’t a gradual process but a 24-hour bleach blitz. And she shared it all on Instagram, naturally. It took 13 photos.


Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris: How the Bad Blood Singer Finally Found Mr. Right | E! Online

A few weeks ago, Taylor Swift and her new boyfriend Calvin Harris held a very special dinner party at his $15 million Hollywood Hills estate. The invite list was tiny. Handpicked, with only trusted friends at the table. It was a sign of intimacy, and proof that Taylor's new romance is getting serious. "They were really happy together, " says a source. "They were sharing hosting responsibilities, it's cute!"

It's a far cry from the Taylor we've all come to grow and love over the past few years. After a string of failed relationships with Harry Styles, John Mayer, Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner and Jake Gyllenhaal, she's become the poster child for heartache. The reformed serial dater hasn't been shy about it, using every snippet of experience to share details, through her music, about her famous mistakes. And from her lyrics, it didn't seem like Taylor was looking to settle down anytime soon. 


Nashville's Meghan Linsey hopes for big win on 'The Voice' - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee


She has a small frame but an incredibly big voice. And on Monday night, Nashville's own Meghan Linsey will compete for the ultimate prize on The Voice.

Linsey has gained national attention since her debut on the hit NBC show and proudly represents Nashville.

Linsey has been in the Music City for 11 years, finding early success in a duo band called Steel Magnolia. She and her former bandmate landed their first record deal after winning a CMT reality show Can You Duet?



Las Vegas battery case against singer Chris Brown dropped | Reuters

(Reuters) - A misdemeanor battery case against R&B singer Chris Brown has been dropped after the man who accused the performer of punching him during a game of basketball in Las Vegas decided against pressing charges, police said on Tuesday.

News that the Grammy-winning recording star was off the hook in his latest brush with the law came as Brown celebrated his 26th birthday.

The alleged pre-dawn confrontation occurred early Sunday on a guest court at the Palms Casino Resort hotel, and the police said the victim reported the incident in a phone call from the hospital where he was treated for his injuries.


Beyonce at the Met Gala: What a difference seven years makes - LA Times

If Beyonce proved nothing else Monday night, it was that she has upped her Met Gala game something serious since that first trip down Anna Wintour's red carpet seven years ago.

Plus, after the 2014 post-gala gossip storm around the Solange-Jay Z elevator fight, this event's 2015 incarnation probably looked like a piece of cake.


Primetime Ratings: ACM Awards Draw Largest Audience Since 1998 | Broadcasting & Cable

The Academy of Country Music Awards drew its largest audience since 1998 on Sunday, averaging 15.8 million viewers and a 3.6 rating with adults 18-49, according to Nielsen overnight numbers.

The 50th anniversary of the telecast was up 10% among total viewers and up 6% among the demo, leading CBS to the easy Sunday victory with an overall 3.0 rating/9 share.

ABC was in second with a 1.4/4. Once Upon a Time was even with last week’s series-low 1.6, while Secrets & Lies rose 8% to a 1.4 and Revenge improved 11% to a 1.0.

NBC’s A.D. The Bible Continues lost more viewers in its third week, falling another 35% to a 1.1. American Odyssey dipped another 25% to a 0.6 rating. NBC was in fourth with a 0.8/2.

Fox aired a mix of originals and repeats Sunday for a 1.1/3. The Simpsons was down a tenth to a 1.4 in its return from a month off. Family Guy rose 13% to a 1.7 and Last Man on Earth was up a tenth with a 1.4.